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to the statement by supervisor olague. we welcome the new archbishop to the city and county of san francisco. i believe that he officially takes office on thursday of this week. you know, san francisco has always been a very welcoming place and it is in that spirit that we extend an invitation to the archbishop to work with every member of the catholic community in the city and county of san francisco, including many of us who have been raised catholic and are practicing catholic, but who happen to be lgbt. it is my hope that as he takes over his very important position in the city and county of san francisco that he will be someone who will embrace the entirety of the catholic community, and that means many in the lgbt community. and i think that it's really about the emphasis and the hope is that we can focus on things where there is common ground. i appreciate and respect the work that he has done on behalf of the poor, on behalf of many immigrants including undocumented people. and it is my hope that in that same spirit that we can work on ways in which we can find some common ground instea
was in this building we're going to be able to do, we from the health commission are extremely proud that our city has been able to be at the forefront on a national and world level. i congratulate everybody. i thank president obama. i thank all of our federal, state, and local officials who have continued to support the effort of the health department of our private practitioners, of all those who are here in this final effort to end the epidemic of aids. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. next i'm going to introduce supervisor scott weaner from district 8 who is going to -- always supported the work that we've done here. and thank you for coming. (applause) >> thank you, thank you. and i want to wish a very happy birthday to my colleague supervisor david campos. (applause) >> it seems like just yesterday that we were here and we had our hard hats on, and we were breaking the wall there when some friends of mine saw the photos, they told me i should not be wearing a hard hat. [laughter] >> it was a learning experience. so, you know, 30 years ago san francisco, we had to start going it alon
district and also students at the city college level to be able to weigh in on those types of questions. and i would be open to considering other elections as well. but i think as mr. everett mentioned, at a minimum, i would consider supporting and allowing non-citizens to vote in either of those two. >> here i am different. i have two children in public school and i would love to see citizens and non-citizens engaged in the school, at the school level. i think that is great. and i think we should do everything possible to engage these people at the school level, get them involved in their school. i, you know, personally from the friends that have i, who are non-citizens, they haven't been clamoring to vote for the board of education and to me if you are a citizen you get to vote. if you are not a citizen, you don't get to vote. if it's easier to perhaps we need to look at how easy it is to become a citizen, but my experience is if you want parent to participate in their children's education, get them involved in their schools. i feel a little differently at the community college level
around the issue. regardless of the merits of this particular proposal, one thing i want to bring to city hall is a locally sourced healthy food insurance. santa clara county recently band all vending machines from their county facilities and i think we can lead by example, whether it's city hall, hospitals or our schools we should insist on healthy foods and healthy food choices and teaching our children how to grow their own food and cooking. so i would like to see an increase in community garden and an increase in the city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agree with funding this for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is
for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is adequate? >> yes. i think it's important that we continue in this direction. i was one of those persons who grew up -- i mean my grandmother raised me and my brothers and she worked as a maid and couldn't afford health care. and luckily we had medicare and we were able to go to the doctor and the dentist. i still have my same dentist who has been my dentist since i actually had teeth. i just think it's great that kids and people who don't have access to health care have access to health care. we need to look at ways to move into that direction and i think san francisco has definitely led the way for our president to move forward with obamacare and i'm excited about that and i think we can find more innovative ways to fund this. part of that is taking the fees from the employers who have those fees who aren't using it for reimbursement and other costs that we take those fees and use them for appropriate purposes. >> mr. resignato. >> thank you chris for the health question, i
regions in the south bay and east bay would not share. would you support san francisco using city taxpayer dollars to pay mtc for the cost of providing free muni service to young people in san francisco? in other words, if mtc isn't willing to do it on its own, should the city be paying more money into mtc to get the service out of mtc? >> as a last resort. that would be certainly the last way of funding it that i would look at. there is a continuity problem between the different transportation agencies that make it a little bit unworkable. at this present time i think one of the ways to deal with the issue is to see if the nuts and bolts of it can be tweaked a little bit to make it into a workable solution. maybe that may take a little bit more time, but i don't think as a sort of knee-jerk reaction we need to put the burden on taxpayers. with that being said it's vitally important for people to get around and especially those who can't afford and if you are a young person, i think that is a very important consideration as well. again, the focus should be on tweaking the nuts and bolts
] the city of san francisco has, one of them being your district, actually, last month, chair kim. and one of the things that i'm learning is how much the immigrant community is unaware of what options and what possibilities and what [speaker not understood] that they have in the city of san francisco, that they don't always have to be afraid. that there is language access and they can access it. and what we as commission can do is expose them and let them know in our own communities. i know the [speaker not understood] community isn't as aware of what the city can offer them and i think that's just the very beginning of what we're doing. but the commission in the last two years that i've been under chair and now chair haile has progressed a lot tremendously over the last two years. and i think being a part of it, i feel that we are available for the immigrant community. and as was stated earlier, we're just moving forward at this time and i like the work that's being done and i'd like the work to continue at this point. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. thank you for being here today
city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agree with funding this for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is adequate? >> yes. i think it's important that we continue in this direction. i was one of those persons who grew up -- i mean my grandmother raised me and my brothers and she worked as a maid and couldn't afford health care. and luckily we had medicare and we were able to go to the doctor and the dentist. i still have my same dentist who has been my dentist since i actually had teeth. i just think it's great that kids and people who don't have access to health care have access to health care. we need
of 77,000 of the city's interest in easement located at 14 07 0 1435 market street. >> colleagues, can we do this item same house, same call? this ordinance is finally passed. next item. >> item 9 is an ordinance amending the planning code adding a new section to increase the transit impact development fee rates, revise the exemptions and credits, and clarify the implementation and collection. >> supervisor wiener. >> i'd like to move to continue this two weeks to october 16th. >> supervisor wiener has made a motion to continue this item to the 16th of october. seconded by supervisor olague. colleagues, without objection, that shall be the case. item 10. >> item 10 is a resolution approving updated security provisions for the america's cup lease disposition agreement. >> colleagues, can we do this same house same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted. item 11. >> item 11 is a resolution approving a contract with new flyer america, inc., to purchase 45 low floor diesel hybrid buses in an amount not to exceed appro 36.9 million. ximately>> supervisor wiener. >> thank you, m
schools. also i'm working with the city attorney and the commission on the status to drop the new workplace domestic violence policy to help our city workers connect to better resources and the rest i'll submit. thank you. >> thank you, smart mar. president chiu. >> thank you. colleagues, i have a number of in memoriams today. first and foremost, i have a memoriam for [speaker not understood] who was a family man, came to san francisco from jordan and started a small corner store on polk street. he's someone that our neighborhood and our residents on polk street knew, had an enormous heart and great smile. ready to help those in need and someone who was very much a part of a wonderful and loving family and community. and all the best to his family. and i also have an in memoriam for bob [speaker not understood] who some of you may know, was a first generation san francisco an who married and raised four children here including community leader sam ladder. after graduating from u.c. berkeley and hastings law school, bob joined a family firm and became active in numerous civic organ
to in situations similar to that hotel context. that don't have to pay any fair share of the cost that our city has to spend to deal with the 16 million tourists that come in every year. so that is another conversation that i think we need to have as well. as you can imagine, these are complicated issues, which is why it's taking me a little bit of time both to convene stakeholders and draft legislation, but i hope in the coming weeks and months that we'll have a proposal that we can all start talking about more publicly. >> thank you, president chiu. supervisor wiener? >> thank you. and i want to thank president chiu for his and his staff's hard work on this. i know there was a lot of dialogue and negotiation and i really appreciate that effort. i will be supporting the legislation today. i did initially have a concern with the original form of the legislation around the enforcement mechanisms and what that might end up looking like with our organizations that would immediately be able to run into court. and it just raised a red-flag for me, requiring administrative exhaustion so we can try to w
city, california from prolog *f sl.p. for a 20-year term plus two five-year extensions at rent of $2,449,642 with annual increases for san francisco municipal transportation agency's towed car operations and other services. >> for this we have ed with the mta and sinaly. >> good afternoon, ed riskos, transportation director. i want to thank you for shuffling the agenda to accommodate this item, which is of great importance to the agency, which is why i wanted to be here so you could hear from my firsthand about it. what is before you is a resolution that would approve a leaswe have been seeing quite sometime that would solve a number of challenges we are currently facing. therefore it is very important to the agency. we have a wide array of assets in the mta across the city that we use to operator all the modes of transit that we operator, or transportation that we're responsible for, the lion's share which of course is muni. because of the diversity and age and condition of the assets, the real estate assets we have, about a year ago, at the direction of our board, we initiated real
gardner. gary tended to the gardens of the filbert steps, which is one of our city's great hidden treasures for more than three decades. and he took care of the sprawling garden as a volunteer. it was truly a labor of love for him and he was never paid a dime for t. he worked his hearts -- poured his heart into his work to create a clean, green and serene space that many in my neighborhood and throughout the city have grown to love and appreciate. in addition to caring for gardens, he was also someone who was dedicated to our city's architectural heritage and was a co-founder of san francisco victorian a which is a designer and manufacturer of victorian ornamentation. the entire telegraph hill community and many people in san francisco will miss him. i'm also introducing today, colleagues, a resolution to join 36 other cities in calling for our nation's environmental protection act agency and the obama administration to use the clean air act to make meaningful rapid cuts in greenhouse gas pollution. in the state of california, los angeles, berkeley, sanity monica, oxnard, santa cr
for real estate. even as the city negotiates for extensions of leases and renewals we are finding prices of buildings we have been previously leasing are going up tremendously. i understand the tightness of the market. i'm not as family with daly city or with the peninsula. i think i need more information to be convinced on this lease. san francisco i understand. * given the value of real estate and value of site you own, i'm curious as from your interest point you want to lock in the sfmta ten years. given the fact the value of this property could go up why it is in prologis's interest to lock in when you may find a tenant that has the ability to pay far more than the city of san francisco. >> that is a great question. it is an analysis we constantly do in our very high demand areas like the city of san francisco. but the decision i made was to provide the certainty of this investment. locking it into a longer term. most groups that we were talking with were interested in a longer term, because it is very challenging. if we decided to go for a shorter term, it is very tough to pinpoint
's the city's plan, so we did not comment specifically on that, but otherwise, i'm very happy to address any other questions or if you have any issues. er >> thank you, mr. black, colleagues, any questions, okay, thank you, so those are all the presentations we have, i want to thank all the speakers from the departments for your comments and responses. we'll now proceed to public comment. i have -- supervisor compos? >> if i may, mr. khai, i know we have a worker, i was wondering if it would be okay to call upon him so he could testify, and that is graciano, yes. >> that's at the top of the pile, i have four speaker cards here, if i don't call your name and you would like to speak, please fill out a speaker card, i'm going to call graciano, rebecca and glen bare row. is there any other public other than those five, six? okay, great, so each speaker will have two minutes with 30 seconds left, you will hear a soft bell and then a loud bell when your time is up, so mr. vasquez. >> supervisors, good afternoon, everyone. i've come here this afternoon to tell you about problems that i've had with
as a whole. they are truly an asset not only to the mission, but to the city of san francisco. and it's a pleasure to be their commanding officer. thank you. >> well, with that, i just want to again thank you. and by the way, right now it's not just getting them jobs, but we're trying to connect many of them with city college so that they continue to get an education. one of the young men wants to be a chef. so, we're working to find that person a job with a local restaurant. san francisco has amazing restaurants. so, you're really teaching these kids that they have, you know, choices that they can make and that they can have a new life for themselves. but, again, i can't, i can't thank you enough for what you do. so, with that, officers john cafe and david sands, please come on up. if you can say a few words. >>> we just want to thank you, supervisor campos, for this honor. it's just a different aspect of our police work that we thought could change some people's lives. so, thank you very much. >> thank you. i just want to say we couldn't do this without the help from, you know, the
, chamber of commerce, we appreciate the opportunity last year and way back in 2006 in working with the city in developing healthy san francisco program, the health care security ordinance, it's a complicated issue, much that was broukt up from the grand ju, we appreciate their work and we cooperate yearly, thing that is are covered by federal law, it's not an easy solution, but the vast majority of san francisco businesses provide insurance and the vast, vast majority of son fra*ns businesses are spending required amounts of money, every survey and report by your agency show that and supervisor campos has acknowledge hated but there is an issue with some categories of business, but we're working together, small business associations, the chamber on educating employers and employees on the rights and obligations under this law. we've worked with television ads on cable television, the city, websites, direct communication with members, thousands of employers have been communicated with by our organizations and by the city to understand how to make this work for the employee and how to make it
they not reacted immediately, they would not have been in that position. unfortunately, the way city governments work, if the money is not there and you can't close with very short time frame of due diligence, it is not going to happen. even as you get down the peninsula there are multiple users who would jump at the opportunity to find, one, a building of this size. 250,000 square feet building. two, a building that size on two acres. most will sit on eight acres. so the extra land * ten is driving some of the values up. the transaction james is talking about with dbi was formerly amb building on spruce. they moved into a 177,000 foot portion of an industrial building the sfo -- you know, san francisco's airport operation had leased prior to. their rent is significant more than the rent on this deal is. so the value in the market is there. that deal was negotiated three, four years ago. that lack of supply is what drives value. that is anything in the world. whether it is a commodity, food, precious gems, whatever it is. that is what is driving the value. i understand the concept of let's take
city and south city, i will give more to randy keller who has a lot more familiarity with that. maybe he will clarify. >> hi, i'm randy keller with cassidy turley. >> can i piggy-back on this question. we are on the subject and going to add to supervisor kim's question. we have property -- not we but there is property on geneva used to be, a cow palace and state entity. what are the efforts of looking at that as well as a site. a lot of land that is not being used for anything. in context of this question. >> the cow palace is in particular controlled by the state. they haven't been able to make a decision i guess in 50 years or longer. though every developer has looked, it really lends itself to housing of some sort. if you put a housing overlay on the same product you are looking at the lease, it is substantially high ner terms of value. that is really what happened to the cow palace if and when they can ever get anybody to agree, it will either go to a shopping center or mixed use shopping and residential project. there's no known number that i'm aware of of what they are asking fo
everyone and welcome to the june 28, 2012 meeting of the joint city and school district select committee. i am the chair of the committee. we are joined by president chiu , commissioner fewer, commissioner maufas, and the following members of the committee are en route. supervisor olague and commissioner mendoza. we have also been joined by supervisor mar. the sfgtv staff covering the meeting, we want to thank them for their work. we also want to thank all of the members of sfusd and the members of the county who are here. if you could please call item no. 1. >> a hearing on the universal -- on the school district plans for a transitional kindergarten. supervisor campos: thank you. this was an item that was continued from our last meeting to writ -- from our last meeting. i would like mr. trout to come and present this item. let me present some context. a lot of it has to do with the role of the select committee and dealing with these issues. we can coordinate and talk about, have a discussion about different issues that are impacting the city and the school district. a number of questions
coalition for animals. i try to work with a number of groups in the city, including spca, acc, pets unlimited, sos and paws. so, i think i have a lot of experience to bring just working with those groups in general. i recently was appointed to the disaster preparedness committee for the state with the cdma as well. any questions on my qualifications at all? >> no questions from the board. thank you so much. >>> thank you. >> thank you for your service already on working on our disaster preparedness plan for animals. we have no further applicants. so, at this time we will open up for public comment. i do have one speaker card, glendon high. if there are any other speakers, please do line up. commissioner, good to see you. >>> good to see you, hello, how are you doing? i'm here to speak on behalf of the very passionate jamie yorck. i think it is apparent he knows a whole lot about what is going on. he spends a lot of time there at the committee making sure he's up on what's happening before he came to apply here. and i just want to talk about his ability for education and outreach, wh
of the cities that we have -- that we did not know about if we could have approached that property owner about purchasing it. >> of course not. i don't think anyone can do that for you. >> final question for the broker. you said earlier the city can always get out because you can sublease, right? but the difference there is that if the market goes down, right, the sublease could be potentially for a lot less money than what the city is guaranteed to pay prologis, right? >> there is always that possibility in any lease. given the contraction of available space for that kind of use, the chances are little to none that you are going to see that. in fact, today if the property was openly marketed it would bring more rent and certainly a lot more money than what was paid for it. just look at what is happening in our city on mid market street and what people are paying for buildings that sat vacant in ten years. we are in a whole new marketplace we haven't seen in ten years. >> thank you. i have a final question for the budget and legislative analyst, if i may, through the chair. mr. rose, you are h
that i come to know and love this city and its park and come to know my neighbors in my neighborhood all the better. i have experienced in many volunteer positions, including volunteering with the san francisco public schools and also with the humane society. i trained one dog colley to be a pet therapy dog and we went to a nursing home regularly and spread canine joy. i am interested in this position because i would like to be a voice for my neighbors, my community for our pets, and also for the wildlife that also come to appreciate more and more thanks to our dogs and spending time in the park. the birds and coyotes and other animals as far as issues that concern me specifically, i don't know what positions have been or things have been before you recently. there is certainly a balance between the want and desires of dog owners, all pet owners and mainly families with young children. i think that our city is big enough and beautiful enough to allow everyone the space and freedom to enjoy it as i do with my family. so, again, thank you for your consideration and for your time. >> thank
.8 million dollars at pier 70 to 2.5 million daly city. presently under sfmta's lease at pier 70 the rental cost for towing and storage operations are fully reimbursed from the license fee charged to auto return. that fee is not anticipated to be increased, sfmta tells us, therefore the increased rental expense is to be borne by the sfmta; in other words, a new expense. according to sfmta prologis moved faster than sfmta to purchase the proposed bayshore site. the sfmta decided to lease with total renter of 70.2 million over the first 20 years. that does not include the two five-year options. such rental costs of 70.2 million exceed the purchase price of 2650 bayshore boulevard, or the price including interest to purchase other comparable properties. they told us they looked at other comparable property. that price exceeds by 34.1 million. so we are talking -- we are looking at a 94.5% more to rent this property than to acquire it. we understand the statement by mr. risken that they were not able to move fast enough. the proposed rent requires 3% annual increases which, to me, is reasonable
city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foundation of the economy. and >> anything that touched on the possibility of prohibition was greatly and popular. >> the first campaign was a great effort, but not a success. >> the war was not over. less than one decade later, a graphic protests brought new life to the movement. >> women's suffrage, the republican convention in oakland, this time it was the private sector response. 300 marched down the streets of the convention center. women were entitled to be here. >> joining together for another campaign. >> women opened a club in san francisco. it was called the votes for women club. if she could get the shopkeepers to have lunch, she could get them to be heard literature. the lunch room was a tremendous success. >> it was the way that people thought about women willing to fight for a successful campaign. what happened was, the social transformation increase the boundar
what is right for the city, what's right for the workers. i want to thank the representative of workers and talked about the conditions. no one is questioning the fact that we need to move. it is really about making the best deal we can for the city. or at least the deal that, at least on its face, doesn't look as bad as this one does. you know, i want to work with the mta. i'm just -- i'm just not there. part of the challenge -- i don't mean disrespect to the individual who's spoke, they are trying to do their job, but the question whether or not we have done our due diligence in looking at all the options available, i think that there is a role for brokers to play in these deals. i don't necessarily think that the brokerage is the best person to make that case, you know. i think there has to be an independent third party analysis on that. again, no disrespect to individuals. they are professionals, trying to do their work. but i think there has to be a separation in terms of the different roles. when someone is close to a deal, even the best possible, the analysis on the question of s
francisco board of education and the san francisco board of supervisors. the city and school district select committee. my name is david campos and i am the chair of the committee. madam secretary, if you can please take the roll? before we do that i wanted to thank the following members of sfgtv staff who are covering the meeting today. mark bunch and bill dylan. madam secretary. >> did you want me to read the first item? >> roll call. >> roll call. we haven't had one. supervisor campos? >> present. >> supervisor olague? >> here. >> thank you. supervisor chu? >> he's in route. >> [speaker not understood]? >> here. >> [speaker not understood]? >> and commissioner mendosa. >> here. >> thank you very much. madam secretary, if you can please call item number 1. >> thank you, supervisor. it's item 120 3 93, hearing on the student drop out rates as introduced by supervisor cohen. >> this is an item that has been introduced by supervisor cohen. before i turn it over to supervisor cohen, i want to thank her for being here. i just wanted to sort of just make a quick note about these items, number of
. you know, the city of harvey milk is a city that has always recognized the dignity and humanity of every person and it's in line with that spirit that we are here today. and i do want to thank our mayor because as supervisor weaner noted, when the $7 million of funding was cut, even though we were lucky that for so many years leader pelosi protected that, the mayor did not blink. the mayor wasn't even a question. and that's the beauty of san francisco. that when it comes to these issues, making sure that we take care of our own, that those questions are no-brainers for us. that is the san francisco way. so, i am very excited. i look forward to seeing the beautiful building, the gay man in me wants to see the design what it looks like inside. [laughter] >> so, let's get this going. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. i want to say that this has been a collaborative effort on so many levels. and it's been a collaborative effort in the city as well. i want to next introduce mohammed nuru director of public works who was instrumental in helping us launch this project. (app
approval as the city attorney has advised us should go before the board. on this particular item i don't think there is anything that significant. it is a matter that the department has to be careful. i don't think there is a very agregious error in what has taken place. as you can see, we are recommending approval of this legislation with the correct amounts to be modified. but you're correct in your observation. this should not happen. >> i haven't seen too many -- to often of a model where there are certain stages expected in terms of a contract renewed over and over, like this one has. this is pretty -- >> are you referring to the -- let me -- i know we are talking about next week as well but those are burning questions. >> supervisor avalos, are you referring to the fact that when the contract was first approved on a competitive basis the initial amount was about 600,000. now we are up significantly to $60 million. in this case we agree with the method the department used. it was always stated to the board of supervisors that after the competitive process they would adopt a plan,
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